ANCHOR LEAD: It's Valentine's weekend and a perfect time to gush over the great relationships in your life. If you're in the market for a new car, it may be a good idea to think about what your needs are and what you expect from your next long-term vehicle. Brian Osuch has the story. (:60)
SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I'm Brian Osuch. It's easy to be attracted to the slick body of an exotic Italian sports car, but those kinds of cars may not be able to keep you happy. The good news is that Autotrader's Tara Trompeter says you can have a car that looks good and has the goods under the hood for a long-term relationship.
CUT: (Trompeter) It's love at first sight for many when they see the Lexus RC 350. It looks exotic with its sleek body style and has a 306 horsepower engine. But, it's also reliable with a vast dealer network. Plus, the F Sport version has driver adjustable suspension, which helps to keep things interesting.
SCRIPT: Trompeter says it's best to enter a relationship that does not require you to sacrifice looks for things like comfort and reliability.
CUT: (Trompeter) The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is a good-looking sedan, but its beauty is more than skin deep. The interior looks great too. An iPad-like screen and contrasting colored seats give it an upscale feel. It will also keep you entertained throughout the years, because it offers Apple Car Play.
SCRIPT: For more information, go to Autotrader.com. That's Zero-to-Sixty from Autotrader.
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